The IPv6 protocol is based on RFC 2460. The most important features offered by IP version 6 include the following:
- Offers 128-bit address space
- Supports hierarchical addressing and auto-configuration
- Every host can have a globally unique IPv6 address (no need for NAT)
- Hosts can have multiple addresses (i.e., multihoming)
- Efficient fixed header size for IPv6 packets
- Enhanced security and privacy headers
- Improved multicasting and QoS
- Dedicated IPv6 routing protocols: RIPng, EIGRPv6, OSPFv3, Integrated IS-ISv6, and BGP4+
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